GayandRight

My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (www.freethinkingfilms.com)

Monday, July 31, 2006

Can you believe it? Hezbollah is NOT on the European Terrorist List...

How can they fight terror if they can't recognize it?
Any decision to add Hezbollah to the European Union’s list of terror organisations must be taken unanimously by the 25 EU members states, an EU official has told EJP.

In a letter to Javier Solana, the EU’s foreign policy chief, 210 members of the US Congress, both democrats and republicans, renewed a call for the EU to list Hezbollah as a terrorist organisation.

The letter came following a recent statement by Solana in which he argued that there was no sufficient data tying Hezbollah to terrorist activities.

“We were dismayed to hear your July 19 assertion,” the letter wrote.

Solana’s spokeswoman, Christina Gallach, told EJP that during the last years there had been several such demands. “But the unanimity of the 25 member states is needed for such a decision to be taken” she said.

“Until today there has never been unanimity among the EU and we are not able to assess the reasons why such unanimity could not be reached,” she said.

The decision would be taken within the EU Council by a group of experts in terrorism from the 25 countries which is meeting regularly to analyse the lists of terror organisations and individuals. “This group makes its deliberations in a very discrete way,” Gallach added.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd be careful if I were you, Gay and Right.
It wasn't long ago (days in fact when Customs hung up people on their way to the OutGames) when you just had to look funny, or different, or even a teensy weensy bit scary (leather anyone?) that you'd be classed as terrorizing.

1:49 AM  
Blogger SilverWinger said...

At this point it don't matter what the EU think, what is important is that Israel is doing what has to be done and they have the gonads to get the job done.
The EU are blissfully unaware of the dangers of the obsessed Islamic extremists and are afraid to alienate their own muslem voters, much like the opposition parties of Canada.

1:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, I heard the Finnish Ambassador to Canada tell CFRA Radio in Ottawa this past Sunday that the EU did indeed consider Hezbollah a terrorist group. But at the same time, they take into consideration that Hezbollah also is part of the Lebanese government, complicating matters for them. That may or may not be an acceptable explanation ... but since Finland now holds the presidency of the EU, I suspect its correct.

10:15 AM  

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